ART: The Museum of Craft and Folk Art celebrates the Mexico’s Bicentennial Anniversary of Independence and the Centennial of the Revolution, with Volver: Mexican Folk Art into Play, in which the artists engage in the tradition of folk art while delving into its history and articulating a variety of unsettling realities through a contemporary and light-hearted, yet critical approach.
6 to 8 p.m. // Museum of Craft and Folk Art (51 Yerba Buena Ln) // $5
FILM: Peaches Christ and Dr. Carol Queen host the 2010 IXFF Independent Erotic Film competition, in which IXFF finalists compete for the audience choice award and $1,500. There's also a pre-party featuring margaritas, mariachis, hot burlesque dancers, and the Lusty Ladies will be roaming the party, offering their unique delights.
7 to 10 p.m. // Castro Theatre (429 Castro St) // $10 screening, $10 pre-party
DISCUSSION: Tonight kicks off SFMOMA's Open Space Thursday series, a real-life version of the museum's blog, in which guest hosts Suzanne Stein and Dominic Willsdon will discuss art writing with Renny Pritikin, director of the Nelson Gallery at UC Davis; poet Brandon Brown; Patricia Maloney, editor of Art Practical; Meg Shiffler, director of the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery; and Erin O’Toole, SFMOMA assistant curator of photography.
7 p.m. // SFMOMA, Koret Visitor Education Center (151 Third St, 2nd fl)